Tap Takeover returns to Brighton

By Rebecca Weller

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Bringing the beer festival back to the pubs
Bringing the beer festival back to the pubs

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Laine Brewing Company has announced the return of the UK’s biggest city-wide beer festival in Brighton from 22 to 24 October 2021.

The festival takes place across 20 different pubs and is set to showcase 130 craft beers from 22 breweries, including Laine, North Brewing, Tiny Rebel, Five Points, Northern Monk and Cloudwater.

CEO of Laine, Gavin George, said:​ “This event takes the large beer festival out of the exhibition halls and puts it into the place where beer tastes best - the pub.”

Following the success of other events hosted by Laine this year, including a St Patricks Day street party at the Fiddlers Elbow, a huge summer event at the Ancient Mariner and multiple street parties for Brighton Pride, Tap Takeover 2021 will feature a 300 capacity beer tent in the city centre for the first time since it was launched in 2016.

Pubgoers can also expect DJ’s, live music, tasting sessions and a ‘meet the brewers’ talk as well as four free half pints of craft beer included in the £20 ticket price.

George said: “We’re so pleased to have so many great breweries joining us this year from all over the UK, and each will be curating their own particular brand of pub experience in one of Brighton’s unique pubs."

"With the addition of the beer tent this year, the event is more ambitious than ever, and so we’re pleased to have the marvellous Brixton Brewery joining us on this exciting ride.”

Participating pubs include the Black Lion, Earth and Star, the Actors, the Mesmerist, the Fiddlers, White Rabbit, Worlds End, the Tempest, the Mash Tun, the Fortune of War, the Hope and Ruin and flagship venue and festival hub, North Laine Brewhouse.

Laine began operating in 2014 and began selling experimental beers into pubs throughout the city the following year. They now produce 20,000hl of beer each year, distributed via its 60 pubs in Brighton, London and Birmingham, and nationally to hundreds more pubs via its distribution partners.

The Laine core range consists of five craft beers; Source, a citrus pale ale, Rippa! a session IPA with grapefruit flavours, Word, a refreshing lager, Fader, tropical IPA and Mangolicious, an experimental pale ale.

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